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Plant Manager

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 5/30/23

Job Description

Job description:

Plant Manager

The Plant Manager manages, directs and coordinates overall plant operations. Through subordinates, supervisors and managers, assures safety, continuous improvement, quality, cost, customer service, and production objectives are met or exceeded. Provides coaching and leadership to team members in the areas of safety, continuous improvement, productivity, quality, cost, equipment reliability, and employee engagement. Supports both Finance and Business Development in establishing labor and throughput standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manages plant production operations and establishes production priorities to ensure product is produced efficiently and within cost parameters while maintaining company safety, quality and sanitation standards.
Coordinates production activities with procurement, sales, distribution, maintenance and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of manpower.
Maintain and implement up to date programs, policies and communication at regular staff meetings. Provide leadership for safety and enforce safety rules in accordance with established disciplinary policy.
Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance and operational reports to determine causes of non-conformity with product specifications, or operating or production problems. Analyze product cost data to identify and minimize excessive costs.
Oversees plant maintenance activities to minimize operating costs and recommends appropriate equipment and operational changes as needed.
Leads the plant personnel to effectively manage performance.
Communicates company and cascading goals and assists in establishing objectives that align with plant and company goals.
Provides on-going performance feedback and holds self-accountable for conducting formal performance conversations with direct reports each year. Actively works with direct reports to cultivate capabilities and utilize strengths to support career development and succession planning efforts.
Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Required to make reasonable judgements that are logical and well thought out
Effective interpersonal skills
Divisional responsibility; ability to lead a large team
Strong multi-tasking skills
Detailed knowledge of plant and manufacturing operations
Self-starter and the ability to learn on own
Effective time management skills
Ability to set priorities for self and others
Education and Experience
A Bachelors degree in a related field is preferred. 10 years of food manufacturing experience required.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client is regarded as being listed in the Top 3 within their industry. The have an excellent collaborative, team driven environment with an excellent focus on their workforce needs.

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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